First of all, great tutorial. It really clears out a lot of guess-work and sheds light on new techniques for virgin model-builders and intermediates alike. Secondly, I have two questions regarding your MG Building Tutorial:
In your section titled "Following the instructions", the last bullet point says "See images below. Internals were painted, then armor was applied, seam fixed, then internals were masked and armor painted." When you fixed the seam, did you glue the two halves of the armor together? Do you (or anyone else for that matter) have any tips on fixing seams and painting, yet still retaining the ability of removing the armor off the internal structure?
In your sesction titled "Final assembly", could you provide some examples of parts where you would apply that dab of white glue to the cut male pegs? Alright, I perused some of your in-progress build pages and notice that you pretty much paint all your parts individually before assembling them together in what I would consider being "sub-assemblies". With this in mind, it makes sense that you would use the white glue for your final assembly. See, I was under the impression that most (if not all) of the non-moveable parts making up sub-assemblies (i.e. foot, calf, thigh, waist/hip, upper torso, etc.) would have already been cemented together prior to the painting process, and therefore leaving final assembly to consist of putting sub-assemblies in their repsective poly cap locations (i.e. thigh to hip joint, head to neck, etc.). Could you go through your thought process of painting what I would call "micro-assemblies"/individual pieces first then assembling them in this manner? Is it to avoid having to do copious amounts of masking, or does it go beyond that?
Thank you very much for your time and committment to the hobby.